Saints' Guide to Happiness Ellsberg, RobertOne of the big questions of life that almost everyone asks at some point is "What is happiness and how do I find it?" In his book The Saints' Guide to Happiness the author Robert Ellsberg suggests that we look to the saints for answers, not as to how they died or what deeds they did, but how they lived their lives. Their lives of goodness and love were what brought them happiness. The chapters are organized as lessons with saints mentioned that personified how those lessons were learned. For instance, under the lesson of learning to work he talks of St. Benedict and Dorothy Day.
Ellsberg points out that the saints did not find happiness in passing feelings or outward circumstances but "they have shown that the true happiness that we all desire is the other side of holiness to which we are called." He discusses how there is no way to happiness but a way of happiness and uses examples from Thomas Merton to Mother Teresa to Augustine to show how this happens and can be achieved.
The Saints' Guide to Happiness Robert Ellsberg Paperback